This Tikka Masala Recipe Replicates an Indian Restaurant Staple

By: Laura McQuarrie - Nov 21, 2014
References: bonappetit & bonappetit
Rather than hitting up an Indian restaurant, this authentic tikka masala recipe from Bon Appétit magazine is something that you can make at home. Thick and creamy tomato sauce, warming spices and soft bread are parts of what make this meal so comforting, but you don't have to be a pro to whip up an at-home version of this popular Indian takeout staple.

To make this recipe as true to restaurant quality as possible, it's worth hunting down exotic ingredients like ghee (a clarified butter, which you can also make on your own), pappadam and chutney. To prepare a proper chicken tikka masala feast, the main components are sautéed spinach, onion naan bread and a cilantro yogurt sauce. One of the best things about prepping this dish in your own kitchen is that you can always cut back on the spices if you're wary of the heat.